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 Post subject: Oil Pressure Gauge Reading Maximum
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:46 pm 
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Hi all,

Having a little more trouble with my 1995 EF Fairmont, the oil pressure gauge is reading Max (7) at idle and I'm also getting a warning beep (beep, beep, beep), which I figure is because the gauge is so high.. I'm guessing this isn't normal and the oil pressure sender is probably rooted or something :(, anybody have any ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Pressure Gauge Reading Maximum
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:55 pm 
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CallumSmith wrote:
Hi all,

Having a little more trouble with my 1995 EF Fairmont, the oil pressure gauge is reading Max (7) at idle and I'm also getting a warning beep (beep, beep, beep), which I figure is because the gauge is so high.. I'm guessing this isn't normal and the oil pressure sender is probably rooted or something :(, anybody have any ideas?

Thanks,
Callum


Yep.....sounds about right.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Pressure Gauge Reading Maximum
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:58 pm 
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cjh wrote:
CallumSmith wrote:
Hi all,

Having a little more trouble with my 1995 EF Fairmont, the oil pressure gauge is reading Max (7) at idle and I'm also getting a warning beep (beep, beep, beep), which I figure is because the gauge is so high.. I'm guessing this isn't normal and the oil pressure sender is probably rooted or something :(, anybody have any ideas?

Thanks,
Callum


Yep.....sounds about right.


Thanks for the reply cjh,

How hard is it to change, will I lose much oil (I just changed the oil lol).

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Pressure Gauge Reading Maximum
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:42 pm 
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CallumSmith wrote:

How hard is it to change, will I lose much oil (I just changed the oil lol).

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not sure how hard sorry BUT you won't lose much [unless ya have ya car running lol ] oil .... teaspoon mayb?
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Pressure Gauge Reading Maximum
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:42 pm 
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Mad2 wrote:
CallumSmith wrote:

How hard is it to change, will I lose much oil (I just changed the oil lol).

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not sure how hard sorry BUT you won't lose much [unless ya have ya car running lol ] oil .... teaspoon mayb?


Thanks Mad2 , sorry for the noob question, it makes sense though lol.
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Pressure Gauge Reading Maximum
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:46 pm 
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Thanks Mad2 , sorry for the noob question, it makes sense though lol.



don't worry about the err "noob" questions mate .......... i do it all the time :roll: :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Pressure Gauge Reading Maximum
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:24 am 
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cjh wrote:
CallumSmith wrote:
Hi all,

Having a little more trouble with my 1995 EF Fairmont, the oil pressure gauge is reading Max (7) at idle and I'm also getting a warning beep (beep, beep, beep), which I figure is because the gauge is so high.. I'm guessing this isn't normal and the oil pressure sender is probably rooted or something :(, anybody have any ideas?

Thanks,
Callum


Yep.....sounds about right.


Thanks for the reply cjh,

How hard is it to change, will I lose much oil (I just changed the oil lol).

Thanks,
Callum



You will need to take the oil filter off to give you some room.....it's just above it really.....you'll need a short spanner to undo it....can't remember what size...14mm, 16mm.....????

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:44 am 
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cjh wrote:
CallumSmith wrote:
cjh wrote:
CallumSmith wrote:
Hi all,

Having a little more trouble with my 1995 EF Fairmont, the oil pressure gauge is reading Max (7) at idle and I'm also getting a warning beep (beep, beep, beep), which I figure is because the gauge is so high.. I'm guessing this isn't normal and the oil pressure sender is probably rooted or something :(, anybody have any ideas?

Thanks,
Callum


Yep.....sounds about right.


Thanks for the reply cjh,

How hard is it to change, will I lose much oil (I just changed the oil lol).

Thanks,
Callum



You will need to take the oil filter off to give you some room.....it's just above it really.....you'll need a short spanner to undo it....can't remember what size...14mm, 16mm.....????


No, you will need a deep socket, 1 1/8" I think, can't remember exact size. Be extremly careful as it is very easy to break the sender unit. Pull you air box, that way you can get your hand in there.
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Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:50 am 
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SWC wrote:
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Having a little more trouble with my 1995 EF Fairmont, the oil pressure gauge is reading Max (7)

No, you will need a deep socket, 1 1/8" I think, can't remember exact size. Be extremly careful as it is very easy to break the sender unit. Pull you air box, that way you can get your hand in there.


I think he has a gauge, so it will be a sender unit, and not a switch......????

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:15 am 
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Thanks everyone, I'll give it a go
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Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:45 am 
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i just changed mine yesterday. its 27mm or 1-1/16" extra deep socket, long extension. take out airbox and snorkel so you have a bit of room. i found a spanner no good as once its on, the castings in the block dont allow you to move it much.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Pressure Gauge Reading Maximum
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:47 pm 
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cjh wrote:
SWC wrote:
CallumSmith wrote:

Having a little more trouble with my 1995 EF Fairmont, the oil pressure gauge is reading Max (7)

No, you will need a deep socket, 1 1/8" I think, can't remember exact size. Be extremly careful as it is very easy to break the sender unit. Pull you air box, that way you can get your hand in there.


I think he has a gauge, so it will be a sender unit, and not a switch......????


Thats what I said, sender unit.
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Pressure Gauge Reading Maximum
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:15 pm 
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i just changed mine yesterday. its 27mm or 1-1/16" extra deep socket, long extension. take out airbox and snorkel so you have a bit of room. i found a spanner no good as once its on, the castings in the block dont allow you to move it much.


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 Post subject: Re: Oil Pressure Gauge Reading Maximum
Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:09 pm 
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So I got around to playing with it today (a month later lol) and the Oil Pressure Sender seems to be different to newer ones I've seen. Will installing a newer Oil Pressure Sender work? Or are the voltages different?

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Current Oil Pressure Sender

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Current Oil Pressure Sender

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Newer Oil Pressure Sender

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Pressure Gauge Reading Maximum
Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:23 pm 
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That looks similar to the early E series sender... They were a big mushroomed looking thing... Wonder if someone did the shifty on it in the past...

Mine is sometimes working, sometimes on the way out... So I have a new Tridon one ordered instead of a Ford one that has been sitting in a bag for 10 years... Found them on ebay... Tridon seems to make good everything else so I figured why not...

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